dell precision 670, with two 250gb sata drives, handled by the onboard cerc 2s sata raid controller.
the drives are in one raid1 array, one logical drive of 250gb (232gb usable). windows xp x64 installed and working fine.
the board only has 2 sata ports.
i have two new 2TB drives, i want to have the two 2TB drives in one array mirrored, 2TB usable space, and have a CLONE of the original array, so i dont have to reinstall everything.
the original 250gb drives and array can go away when done.
a good backup exists (cloned to a usb drive)
so - what's the best way to get this done?
what i am about to do is:
1. remove one of the 250gb drives (degrade the array) and install one 2TB drive
2. boot to windows, casperXP the logical drive onto the 2TB drive
3. reboot, remove the 250gb drive, put in the 2nd 2TB drive
4. control-a into the sata raid bios, and tell it to create a new array of the 2TB drives
will it understand i want to mirror the 1st 2TB (which will already be cloned from the original 250gb drives) drive onto the empty second 2TB drive?
or is there a better way?